Entries by Langston Education & Arts Development

Community History 365

A group of Johnson City stakeholders has formed Community History 365 (CH365), a local effort to utilize Black History 365 to increase awareness in our community of its history. CH365 will start free Black History classes for adults starting Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 2-4 pm. A free monthly “Lunch and Learn” will begin Sept. […]

Morris-Baker Community Fund Donates $10,000 to Langston Rehab

    A $10,000 donation from the Morris-Baker Community Fund will support ongoing work to rehabilitate Langston High School. Preston McKee, president of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, announced the gift during a press conference today held at the Johnson City Municipal Building. McKee said the donation is intended to bring a once vibrant community resource back […]

LEAD Youth Ambassadors Honored by National Merit Scholars Program

  Two LEAD Youth Ambassadors have been recognized as “Commended Students” in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Andrew M. Keith, second from left, and Rachel K. Smith, second from right, were honored at a Johnson City Schools Board of Education meeting on Nov. 6. 2018. These Science Hill High School students have worked alongside our […]

Johnny Russaw: ETSU’s First Black Football Player Prepared by Langston High Teachers

Johnny Russaw knew he was going to change things when he started school at East Tennessee State University in 1964. As the school’s first black football player, Russaw broke barriers while amassing a stellar athletic career at ETSU. “I knew I was going to change environments. I had always been in all-black environments. It was […]

Letter from our President

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Something very exciting is happening at the historic Langston High School campus. The alumni of Langston High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, along with many friends and supporters from the community, are coming together with the City of Johnson City to preserve the historical campus of Langston High School, which served […]